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 Re: Seeking Natural Remedies for Back Pain and Numb Cold Foot and Leg From Fall

Fri, 12 Jan 18 12:03:36 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 01/12/2018

Dear Epeach,

I am sorry to hear about your back pain. I think you are wise to avoid opiates!

Well, I am not sure what you have tried so I will share a few things that have helped me with back pain.

Mullein Root Tincture - Unfortunately, it is hard to find and not a good time of year to make it. I think Beneficial Botanicals is where I bought it before I made it. It can be taken internally. But I have mostly used it topically. I massage it into the neck (or back) at the spine area. It supposedly helps to increase synovial fluid and I have been able to pop my neck 20 minute after applying.

I am guessing you have tried magnesium oil?

What about castor oil packs on the area overnight? That helps me wherever I have pain.

Alternating warm and cool (not hot and cold) applications is another great pain reliever. The cool reduces inflammation and the warm increases circulation for healing.

I am also guessing you have tried internal turmeric?

Sitting cross legged on the floor helps me to get pressure off of my lower back. Just 20 minutes a day.

I also use a large exercise ball to sit on when using my laptop for short periods of time to relieve back pressure and help me with balance.

Keep us posted. I hope you find a solution that helps solves this for you.

~Mama to Many~

Calcium Bentonite Clay for Sprains

Fri, 12 Jan 18 12:03:07 -0800
Posted by Audrey (Tx) on 01/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Calcium Bentonite Clay for Sprains

Calcium bentonite clay mud thickly applied and wrapped with plastic wrap is awesome! It quickly reduces pain and speeds healing. The mud needs to be at least 1/2 inch thick and covered with plastic wrap to stay moist. You don't want it to dry out. Putting a brace or wrap loosely over it also helps because stabilizing the joint helps support it and helps it heal faster.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Scalp Infection

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:47:29 -0800
Posted by James (Texas) on 01/11/2018

This is pretty old but I thought I would respond just in case someone has a similar issue. I found the item below. It says that there could be a yeast that is a part of the demodex. Supposedly, the yeast thrives on oil of any kind.


QUOTE: I would warn you that the use of oils on the skin may feed this lipophilic (lipid loving) yeast. The craze of using coconut oil liberally on the skin for a variety of skin afflictions may make the feeling of something crawling and itching skin worse for these people. In research labs when they study Malassezia hyphae, they have to give them a lipid source to get the yeast to grow hyphae in the lab. Other things that will generate a proliferation of Malssezia are the use of corticosteroids and or antibiotics.

  Re: Remedies for Cerebral Palsy

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:41:12 -0800
Posted by Villa Kabugo (Uganda, East Africa) on 01/12/2018

Very happy to join this educative site.

  Re: Ted from Bangkok

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:40:11 -0800
Posted by Tina (Princeton) on 01/12/2018

Thanks Deidre! That's great news. Seems like Ted is on the right path. All the best to him.

  Re: Turpentine in the Nose for Viruses

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:38:29 -0800
Posted by Tanya (New York) on 01/12/2018

I'm interested in knowing how often you affectively used the turpentine in the nostrils?

  Re: Remedies for Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS)

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:37:45 -0800
Posted by Deborah (Tx) on 01/12/2018

Redmond Real Salt specifically is one of the main culprits that started & exacerbates my BMS. Trigger point injections with lidocaine & steroid around base of my skull & neck helped briefly. I'm going salt free to test my theory on salt but after elimination of everything else I'm pretty certain salt sensitivity, perhaps related to Addisons disease combined with SIBO, plays a dominant role here. Hydrogen breath testing is scheduled this morning, so testing progresses. Try eliminating added table salt for a day or two & see if it helps. Klonopin has been mentioned in several feeds I've read & I'm following up for a Rx for this soon as well. None of the Rx toothpastes or mouth rinses used for braces have helped except prolonged frequent use of Oragel rinse.

  RE: ACV, Curcumin Helping Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Have CRP Level Question

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:37:20 -0800
Posted by Dave (Wichita, Ks) on 01/11/2018

I'm curious have you ever looked at your dietary history and possible links to food intake and inflammation GMOs preservatives denatured Foods Etc if it were me I would look into the possibilities of kale and beet juice to help with your inflammation along with your tumeric and ACV.. just some ideas... hope this helps

  Re: Molasses, Aloe Vera and Beets for Ovarian Cysts

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:36:46 -0800
Posted by Paulos (Amarillo, Tx) on 01/11/2018

Don't know how late I am and I'm not an expert, but know a little about Aloe. Aloe can be very astringent and need a ‘cutting' type of herb to be mixed with it such as cinnamon, ginger or cayenne to accompany it. Aloe should be used sparingly, like a week on, a week off.

The molasses, may contribute to yeast / fungal increase and or infections.

Beet roots may also have a high oxalate content which may lead to calcification (biliary stones) or stenosis (?). These enzymes may lead to gastric disturbances or discomfort. I understand that using a strong decoction of slippery elm and red clover blossoms as a douche directly into the vaginal cavity is of great benefit for cysts, fibroids and/or uterine cancers...

Seeking Natural Remedies for Back Pain and Numb Cold Foot and Leg From Fall

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:35:55 -0800
Posted by Epeach (Ga) on 01/11/2018

I fell on my bottom at work. I did not catch myself and as I fell, I twisted my back and my foot. I did this almost 3 months ago. I was curled up in the fetal position initially, due to pain.

After 8 weeks of PT, I am currently suffering with lower back pain (throbbing and burning) and going from numb cold painful foot to... numb cold painful leg and foot. The fall caused a break in one of my vertebra and a bulging disk. I am not receiving any pain meds due to the opiate crisis, and do not sleep.

I have researched Earth Clinic and have not found anything to help. I am using WC doctors and the only thing they have offered is an epidural. I opted not to have that, after researching it. I am calling out for help! I cannot stand for any length of time nor sit up straight without pain or numbness.

  Re: Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:34:14 -0800
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 01/11/2018

Yes the sphincter of oddi

Who woulda thunk it. I have been battling the worst gut issue today . Yesterday, I did a borax foot soak as usual, on schedule but then my gut went crazy. Had too many HOLY Days with kids and treats and then a birthday to top that off and then babysitting cranky grandbaby and wallah....stomach went insane. Been on the candida merry go round since birth, I'm pretty sure. I just want to say...thank you for this website. In 2013 I think, they ran me into every room in the hospital they could bill my insurance for and at the end of the day, they told me my upper intestine was not emptying. Well no wonder I felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest. I prayed and was fine waiting it out, but a friend who is a nurse, had another friend have a stroke, so worried, she pressured me to go to the emergency room. I swore I was only going to do that if I really thought I might die, cause I don't get much solution there. Hopefully I can point you to this page SPHINCTER OF ODDI, with my ramblings, in case your gut is acting up and you need some wisdom..and you prefer to keep your organs as opposed to crisis removal to stop pain symptoms...

yes castor oil is helping with a heat pack on it and some liver detox pills, garlic, molybdenum, some kefir and digestive enzymes, and a good laxative, some magnesium, and I can hopefully reassure you that once you have some clue what might be wrong, you can feel better, even if it doesn't resolve right away. I am trying to be fun while I get to the other side of this drama in my gut. Anyway...Thank you again Earth Clinic, May you stay well and prosper. Charity

PS if you need a good distraction while you feel like screaming or crying there are some good hallmarks on youtube, I just watched one about a little girl dying of a gut issue and she got a miracle. I am still waiting for an ACT OF GOD. keep the faith

Cayenne and Ginger Stopped Nose Bleeds

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:31:24 -0800
Posted by Barbara (Modesto, Ca) on 01/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Tried a lot of things for my nose bleeds. Tried taking cayenne capsules. Might have helped a little, but not much. Then, out of the blue, started putting 3 shakes of cayenne pepper and 3 shakes of ginger in my pancake mix daily, and -- no more bleeding! I was amazed, and very happy.

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Tooth Abscess

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:30:13 -0800
Posted by Roug (Canada) on 01/11/2018

hi, is the 'tablespoon of Peroxide' = 35% peroxide or 3% peroxide?


EC: 3%!!

Cayenne for Flu

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:29:21 -0800
Posted by Jennifer (Visalia ) on 01/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

The cayenne drink is very important to remove the protein layer that the flu virus has surrounding it. Remember the virus is also trying to survive! Drink lots of spicy drinks and then attack the virus with garlic, Colidal silver, hydrogen peroxide....etc.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Pterygium Worked But Took Months

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:28:25 -0800
Posted by Aurora (Ut) on 01/11/2018

Thanks for your post. I have surfers eye on both eyes, it is very uncomfortable soecially driving. I'm so hopeful. I hope this really works. Do you happen to have photos of before and after?

  Re: The Art Solbrig Psoriasis Protocol

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:27:51 -0800
Posted by Jo (Ohio) on 01/11/2018

Hello Art...

Today the indigo arrived and I've accumulated all products mentioned as being beneficial by you. Would like to hear an update on how you are doing with your own psoriasis at this time. Your last post was in November.

Won't go into my particular issues, but the EC email containing the link to your protocol was timely, to say the least. My fingers are crossed that this will help my personal psoriasis issue.

Thank you.

  Re: Baths with Bleach for MRSA

Fri, 12 Jan 18 10:26:29 -0800
Posted by Amanda (Magnolia, Tx) on 01/11/2018

Actually our doctor told us the same thing as part of my son's regime to get rid of staph. A little bleach in the bathtub.

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for COPD in 85 Year Old

Thu, 11 Jan 18 11:43:56 -0800
Posted by Karl (Edmonton) on 01/11/2018

My wife has been diagnosed with my son who is a respiratory therapist. He says no cure for copd. that these remedies possibly just help the symptoms. Hope he is wrong. Has anyone reading this actually been cured and do not do any type of home remedy treatment anymore?

Ted from Bangkok

Thu, 11 Jan 18 11:01:18 -0800
Posted by Earth Clinic (Los Angeles) on 01/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

We recently heard from Ted's lovely sister, Nok! Thought you would like to read the encouraging news...

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hot Compress for Chalazion

Thu, 11 Jan 18 10:12:38 -0800
Posted by Marc (Pa) on 01/10/2018
5 out of 5 stars

40 Yr old male, had styes and chalazion off an on for 11 months. Lower eyelid.

Had chalazion lanced by an eye doc - it was a horrible experience and very painful despite the local anesthesia, plus it came back. Tried antibiotics including doxycycline and tobradex ointment for a month. Visited doctor 4 times, spent around $800 on this annoying condition. It would seemingly go away and keep coming back. I also was not religious about my treatment depending on the size of the lump. It kept getting worse and became huge (size of a gumball) and very red. Had a head like a pimple on inside of eyelid. The lump was very firm and seemed to not want to open up. Considered surgery. I was miserable and didn't want to go out if I didn't have to. The 2nd doc I visited said it was solid like butter and heat would make it liquid to drain out. He steered me away from a lancing and surgery.

Also tried dry warm compresses with a gel mask, hundreds of times. I tried tea bags with parsley, vitamin A, castor oil, colloidal silver, straight ACV, coconut oil, etc. Here's what finally worked for mine:

Was washing eyelids with baby shampoo 2 times a day or before any treatment, using colloidal silver (Sovereign Silver) drops, 2-3 drops directly into eye 2-3x per day for 4 days. Took multi vitamins. Drank ACV everyday (maybe a teaspoon). Used castor oil on lump topically. Was researching and found this site.

Went back to ACV, but this time warmed up some water, mixed in 1/2 ACV. Put a cotton ball into the ACV and soaked eyelid for 5-10 minutes.

Did some get inside eyelid? - Yes. Could feel the ACV working. Boiled water. Dip clean washcloth into the hot water and did a hot compress with this by getting it close to the lump but not touching until it was just hot enough to touch to eyelid. It was HOT. Re-heated the cloth when it cooled. Massaged on eye for 5-10 minutes and it finally opened up the chalazion from the inside of my eyelid. Kept massaging/milking the drainage out until I could not see any more coming out. A lot of yellow-ish oil/discharge came out. Kept using heat to try to keep the contents liquid. Flushed eye with warm water. Put in a few drops of the colloidal silver. Lump is not gone and is still somewhat red but looks way better and reduced the following day.

Mine may have been a combination of remedies, but I think the ACV followed by HOT WET compress did the trick. Will continue the 1/2 ACV with warm water soak, then hot compresses. Using coconut oil to help the skin on eyelid heal. That was a terrific feeling after this many months of enduring this embarrassing lump. So to those of you who are about to give up, use ACV soaks and go hotter with the compress! Moist heat seemed better then dry heat. It should open on its own without help of a doctor (they don't make money by recommending ACV). Thanks to all who posted their remedies on here, you helped me out.